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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 16 Sep 21 12.49pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by tonymikejoe

Who the hell is Billy Meyers?

Someone who writes a pretty fair assessment of Connor Wickham's time here

 

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View Putitout's Profile Putitout Flag Oxford 16 Sep 21 2.00pm Send a Private Message to Putitout Add Putitout as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Someone who writes a pretty fair assessment of Connor Wickham's time here

My thoughts as well. So many seem to see the situation for Connor, only in terms of lack of playing time, and the apparent cost of that.
In reality it has been something of a personal tragedy for Connor, and the Club, because contrary to what some seem to think , Connor has conned no one, and the club are not stupid enough to have stood for such a situation anyway. There was always a real player in Connor Whickham,, and only the cruelest of luck has left him and the club ,where it is now.
If his body will stand it ,he can still make an impression at a decent level, I wish him all the very best of luck, the past proves he will need it.

 

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View iheartcpfc's Profile iheartcpfc Flag SE25 17 Sep 21 4.25am Send a Private Message to iheartcpfc Add iheartcpfc as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

if hed not been pulled back / fouled, when through in the cup final...
who knows

If Gayle didn't bottle that late chance, who knows...

(still not forgiven him for that)

 

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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 17 Sep 21 10.23am Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Originally posted by EddieMac

How anyone can find positives in Wickhamís Palace career is beyond me.

Have to agree. His wonder kids days were over at Sunderland and he was often played on the left wing, so we knew what we were getting. The fact he replaced an ageing Murray who continued performing for another 3 or so years in the Prem doesn't show Pardew in a good light.

The ACL injury was clearly unfortunate but his injury record beforehand was pretty poor too - how many calf injuries can 1 person get?

He had a few good games for Palace and at times looked a really good player but injuries and inconsistency summed up his Palace career.

SP offering him a 1 year extension in 2020 (even in reduced terms) was clearly madness and it was proved so.

Good luck to the bloke - a decent Champ player when fit.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 17 Sep 21 11.11am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by palace99

SP offering him a 1 year extension in 2020 (even in reduced terms) was clearly madness and it was proved so.

Are you suggesting that Steve Parish doesn't know what he is doing?

 

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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 17 Sep 21 12.15pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Are you suggesting that Steve Parish doesn't know what he is doing?

with this contract extension, and a few others , yes.

He is the chairman not a fan so sometimes must make hard decisions.

Wickham had barely kicked a ball in 3 years so to reward him with a new contract was illogical.

There have been a few others over time - Paddy Mac and Jonny Williams spring to mind.

 

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 17 Sep 21 1.00pm Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

I suspect, he might have known that there is a decent player in there, and was worth a gamble. The medical team would have an input surely.

Plus we are hardly blessed in the striker department, and giving Connor another year is cheaper than having to go out and buy another.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 17 Sep 21 1.40pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by MrRobbo

I suspect, he might have known that there is a decent player in there, and was worth a gamble. The medical team would have an input surely.

Plus we are hardly blessed in the striker department, and giving Connor another year is cheaper than having to go out and buy another.


Also when he got his contract our only strikers were a misfiring/injured Benteke and Ayew. In fact Hodgson had Zaha playing striker in the first half of last season even after we'd done a last minute loan swap for Batshuayi in place of Gallagher. The gamble re Wickham didn't pay off but it wasn't silly to have given him the year (except with 20/20 hindsight vision, of course)

 

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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 17 Sep 21 1.56pm Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

Clearly I wish him all the best in the move but, let's be honest, he is arguably our worst ever transfer. £60,000 a week for five seasons plus his £8m signing fee cost us, what, £22/23 million?

And for that we got 50 appearance and 11 goals. 24 appearances and 6 goals came in his first season!

Giving him a new contract (before immediately loaning him out when we had no strikers) remains one of our more ridiculous decisions.

Genuinely hope he overcomes his injuries and enjoys the rest of his career but I am just so glad we have seemingly changed our transfer strategy from veterans and injury risks now.

 


We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold...

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View baldeagle73's Profile baldeagle73 Flag Leamington spa 17 Sep 21 2.17pm Send a Private Message to baldeagle73 Add baldeagle73 as a friend

I remember his first two games Norwich away the 3 1 win and the 2 1 defeat against Arsenal I thought we had a real player on our hands he looked great itís a shame that his body wasnít up to top flight football good luck Conor and thanks for the semi final

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 17 Sep 21 2.30pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

Clearly I wish him all the best in the move but, let's be honest, he is arguably our worst ever transfer. £60,000 a week for five seasons plus his £8m signing fee cost us, what, £22/23 million?

And for that we got 50 appearance and 11 goals. 24 appearances and 6 goals came in his first season!

Giving him a new contract (before immediately loaning him out when we had no strikers) remains one of our more ridiculous decisions.

Genuinely hope he overcomes his injuries and enjoys the rest of his career but I am just so glad we have seemingly changed our transfer strategy from veterans and injury risks now.

Presumably insurance covered a lot of the cost?

 

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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 20 Sep 21 5.26pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Presumably insurance covered a lot of the cost?

I very much doubt it. Insurance is usually to cover career ending injuries and previous issues are usually excluded.

CW is still playing so doubt we received a penny.

 

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